Hello everybody, I'm new here and I hate to say this but I'm angry! My son is 16 and is finding every excuse in the book why he can't go to school lately. I'm fairly sure he's going to stay back from school this year due to his absences. We got a letter from the school saying if he misses any more school we will have to have a meeting. He doesn't seem to care what he's putting us through. A lady from church told me I need to love him unconditionally. I try to seperate school life from home life. We've tried to lay down counsequences but he sneaks around them. I'm not sure if we're dealing with oppositional defiant disorder or what exactly is going on. Thankyou for letting me vent. I feel like I'm walking on egg shells in the mornings lately.